Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Review: Melody of the Heart by Katie Ashley

Title: Melody of the Heart (Runaway Train #3.5)
Author: Katie Ashley
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As the Runaway Train family gathers in Savannah, Georgia for the wedding of its last single member, Rhys McGowan, to Allison Slater, Jake's little sister, Rolling Stone magazine prepares an issue to celebrate the union. While focusing on the happy couple, they also sit down with Brayden and Lily Vanderburg for a feature on successful rock star marriages. After all, the two have been a couple since they were sixteen years old. But there is more to the story than meets the eye, and their love took a slight detour before finding happily ever after. 

Told in flashbacks from the present to the past, Brayden and Lily share the story of their unbreakable love.


What can I say? This book tore me up, in a good way. I loved going back in time and experiencing Brayden and Lily's story. They were the couple that we'd heard about in all the other books, but really didn't know that much about. It really was a perfect way to end the Runaway Train series.

Brayden was the one that was a mystery to me. He totally melted my heart in the other books. He was so kind, and fatherly to the girls. I really was surprised to see his story come out. I really could have smacked him for what he did, but I forgave him just as Lily did.

I am so overcome with emotions right now. Reading this book was like reliving the end of the show Friends for me. I've read all their stories, fell deeply in love with the men and respected the ladies in these books. Katie Ashley did a superb job in ending a series. Taking us back in time to the beginning and giving us the details of the relationship that we all hope to have. A love that conquers all. That is why I loved this book so much. It shows us the strength of her characters and that with love, preservation and determination, you really can have it all.

My favorite line from the book was spoken by Brayden: "But you gave me the melody I never knew I had." He took my hand in his and brought it to his chest. "The melody straight from my heart." And this ladies is where my crying turned into a full on ugly cry that would make grown men run and hide.

Thank You, Katie Ashley for the entire Runaway Train series, and for telling such a beautiful love story. Bravo! 5 Stars!


Katie Ashley is the New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author of The Proposition. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her two very spoiled dogs and one outnumbered cat. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Harry Potter, Shakespeare, Supernatural, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo.

She spent 11 1/2 years educating the Youth of America aka teaching MS and HS English until she left to write full time in December 2012.

She also writes Young Adult fiction under the name Krista Ashe.

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